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I am enjoying my life and trying to stay positive while I become a healthier person with more energy.

Well, back when I fit into the little black dress with a rhinestone belt I was a very healthy and fit woman in my mid thirties; or so I thought...Little did I know that my life would take an extremely crazy turn very soon.

I found out that I had a brain aneurysm and I would need a craniotomy/brain surgery to have it clipped. I had to quit my fulltime Assistant Manager's job and relax. I also decided to get into the best shape of my life. Which I did.
Hence, the little black dress. Can you believe that I didn't even take a picture of myself in it? I could kick myself. I wore it on New Years Eve 1999-2000 to bring in the new year..

So I had my surgery, which went fine. I had a stroke that night and lost part of my vision in my left eye. I have been on a very successful recovery program with a great deal of support from family and friends. I had all my leg and calf muscles atrophy down to nothing. I have regained the muscle and I am now trying to get back in to better shape.

I have gained over 56 pounds. One of my medicines I am taking causes me to gain about 10lbs. a year. So I have to keep that 10 lbs. off and work extra hard to get the new weight off too. It is frustrating, but I am determined. I weighed less than that when I was pregnant with my daughters. My goal is to loose a good portion of the weight before June of 2016 when my daughter, Dominique graduates.

So please support me on this next journey I am embarking and give me any advice you have to help me on my way. I love the quick start exercises. That is my kind of workout because with my two daughters, my husband and I are always on the go taking them somewhere.

As my daughters are growing older I am realizing that it is okay to carve out more time for myself. I feel that it is important to teach them that it is okay to "Take time to smell the roses and enjoy life."

Changes I have made to improve my life:

Taking time to be still.

Reflect daily on my life and the wonderful family and friends that surround me.

Logging my nutrition to ensure I am taking care of my body.

Exercising regularly-sometimes this means that I need to get into the garden or do some heavy cleaning if I do not feel like actually heading to the gym.

Rewarding myself for doing a good job and staying on track.

Telling myself tomorrow is another day if I fall off track.

Most importantly, I do one thing every day that makes me happy!

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


Member Since: 2/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 20,643

My Goals:
I would like to become more healthy, fit into my old clothes and have more energy.
---Excercise Daily
---Nutrition log
---Lower the fat content in my diet



My Program:
I have been using the South Beach diet principles, riding my stationary bike, doing mini work outs and walking. I had fallen off the program and thought that I would do a better job of keeping track with all of the great tools here.



Personal Information:
I live in the Beautiful pacific northwest. I love to walk with my friends on a 3 mile path with views of mountains and water for inspiration.

I started my own hobby business with my two daughters & we are
having a lot of fun.

www.ForTheHopeChest.com

I do not like to sit still so I love to garden, craft almost any type, camping and reading.


Other Information:
I love to read inspirational and uplifting books. Do you have a favorite? Let me know.

I also enjoy the camping with my family, going to the beach, gardening, home improvement, sewing and any other type of crafts. Believe it or not I love to cook when it isn't a mandatory chore. LOL




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